Social Work in Mental Health An Evidence-Based Approach

ISBN-10: 0471693049
ISBN-13: 9780471693048
Edition: 2007
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List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

Featuring contributions from leading social work experts, each chapter examines evidence-based approaches to the full spectrum of mental disorders as classified by the DSM. It is also appropriate for use as a textbook by MSW students specialising in clinical social work.

Bruce Thyer is currently a Professor and former Dean with the College of Social Work at Florida State University.nbsp; Dr. Thyer spent the years 1987 - 2002 with the University of Georgia, where he earned the rank of Distinguished Research Professor.nbsp; He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.nbsp; In 2012 he was elected to the Social Work Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Thyer is the founder and current editor of one of social work's premier journals, RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, and is the author of over 250 articles, 80 chapters and he had authored or edited over 25 professional books.nbsp; His research interests involve the promotion of evidence-based practice, evaluation research, applied behavior analysis, and social work theory.

David Hutchinson prepares both undergraduate and graduate students for careers in psychology and counseling. His areas of special focus are group work, addictions, and grieving. A former Peace Corps volunteer, David's priorities include travel and maintaining an international perspective in his life and work. He's trained counselors in Grenada and established sister school relationships between five schools in Vermont and Grenada. In Vermont, David continues his emphasis on intensive, process-oriented coursework with long weekend retreats at an off-campus lodge near Caspian Lake in the woods of the Northeast Kingdom. In 2006, David was honored with the Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award. He holds positions on the boards of the New England School of Addiction Studies and Northwest Counseling and Support Services in Franklin County, Vt. He received his doctoral degree from SUNY Buffalo.John Wodarski is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Tennessee. During his 30 years of experience as a research scientist, he has served as the principal investigator for projects that implement and evaluate evidence based interventions and has successfully obtained funding for 75 federal, state, and foundation grants. He has co-edited or coauthored over twenty books and teaches courses in Research Methods.

Contributors
Preface
Evidence-Based Social Work: An Overview
Overview of the Problem
First Principles
There Is an Objective Reality
Psychosocial Phenomena Are a Part of That Reality
Knowledge of Psychosocial Phenomena Can Be Arrived At
Scientific Inquiry Is the Most Reliable Way to Arrive at Valid Knowledge
There Are Some Good Methods to Measure Psychosocial Phenomena
There Are Some Empirically Supported Interventions
We Have a Professional Obligation to Apply This Knowledge
We Have a Professional Obligation to Empirically Evaluate the Outcomes of Our Interventions
We Have a Professional Obligation to Promote Evidence-Based Practice
Summary
Study Questions
References
Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
Mental Retardation
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Future Terminology
General Characteristics of Persons with Mental Retardation
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Self-Report Methods
Behavioral Assessment
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Therapies
Family Interventions
Community Interventions
Summary
Study Questions
References
Autistic Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Therapies
Marital, Couple, and Family Therapies
Summary
Study Questions
References
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Structured Teacher and Student Interviews
Rating Scales
Direct Observations
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Behavioral Parent Training
Classroom Applications of Contingency Management Techniques
Summary
Study Questions
Appendix
Internet Resources
Model Programs
Suggested Readings for Professionals
Suggested Readings for Parents and Other Caregivers
References
Conduct Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definition of the Problem
Additional Specifiers
Comorbidity
Prevalence
Cost
Implications for Social Work
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Person Interviews or Self-Reports
Collaterals
Family Assessment
School Functioning
Physiological Evaluation
Diagnostic Formulation
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Therapy
Child- and Parent-Focused and School-Based Interventions
Child-Focused and School-Based
Group Therapies
Family Therapy
Multisystemic Therapy
Community Interventions
Summary
Study Questions
References
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Interventions
Group Interventions
Family Interventions
Community and Multifaceted Programs
Summary
Study Questions
References
Pica
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Overview of the Problem
Prevalence and Characteristics among Children
Prevalence and Characteristics among Women
Prevalence and Characteristics among the Developmentally and Intellectually Disabled
Social and Financial Costs
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Overcorrection Procedure
Negative Practice (Mild Punishment)
Brief Physical Restraint
Noncontingent Reinforcement
Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behavior
Discrimination Training with Punishment Component
A Combination of Noncontingent Reinforcement and Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior
Simplified Habit Reversal
Use of Social Interactions without Aversive Stimuli
Use of a Comprehensive Treatment Package
Iron Therapy and Vitamin Supplement
Summary
Study Questions
References
Substance-Related Disorders
Alcohol Abuse
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Moderate and Risky or Heavy Drinking
Alcohol-Related Disorders
People with Alcohol Problems
Prevalence, Incidence, and Social and Financial Costs
Relevance of Social Work's Involvement
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Structured Clinical Interviews
Computerized Assessment Methods
Self-Report Methods
Screening and Diagnostic Measures
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Therapies
Group Therapies
Marital and Family Therapies
Community Interventions
Summary
Study Questions
References
Cannabis-Related Disorders
Overview of the Problem
Prevalence and Incidence
Social and Financial Costs
Social Work Involvement
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
The Culture Surrounding Marijuana Use
Marijuana Use and Adolescence
Overview of Assessment Instruments
Diagnostic Interviews
Assessment Specific to Cannabis
Biological Assessment Measures
Computerized Assessment Methods
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Therapies
Pharmacological Interventions
Group Therapies
Family Therapies
Community Interventions
Summary
Study Questions
References
Cocaine-Related Disorders
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Self-Report Methods
Behavioral Assessment
Physiological Measures
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Therapies
Group Therapies
Community Interventions
Summary
Study Questions
References
Opioid-Related Disorders
Overview of the Problem
Prevalence and Incidence
Social and Financial Costs
Social Work Involvement
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Structured Clinical Interviews
Screening Questionnaires
Assessment Specific to Opioids
Physiological Measures
Computerized Assessment Methods
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Therapies
Pharmacological Interventions
Group Therapies
Couples and Family Therapies
Community Interventions
Summary
Study Questions
References
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Prevalence, Incidence, Social and Economic Costs
Relevance of Social Work Involvement
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Instruments Used in Research Studies
Symptom Measures for Use in Clinical Settings
Scales Measuring Quality of Life
Social Functioning Scales
Assessing the Adverse Effects of Medication
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Interventions
Family Approaches and Group Therapies
Community Interventions
Summary
Study Questions
References
Mood Disorders
Major Depressive Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Gender Differences
Ethnic Minority Issues
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Self-Report Methods and Other Administered Interview Guides
Self-Report Interviews and Self-Administered Methods
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Biological and Biochemical Interventions
Combination Therapies
Individual Therapies
Group Therapies
Marital, Couple, and Family Therapies
Community Interventions
Summary
Study Questions
References
Dysthymic Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Prevalence
Social Impairment
Lost Productivity and Economic Costs
Treatment Costs
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Self-Report Instruments
Observer-Rating Scales
Semistructured Interviews
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Interventions
Couples Therapy
Group Interventions
Community Interventions
Summary
Study Questions
References
Anxiety Disorders
Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
Overview of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Clinical Interview
Clinician-Rated and Self-Report Measures
Behavioral Avoidance Test
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Real-Life Exposure to External Cues
Exposure to Internal Cues (Interoceptive Exposure)
Cognitive Therapy
Anxiety Management Techniques
Summary
Study Questions
References
Agoraphobia without History of Panic Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Semistructured Diagnostic Interviews
Unstructured Clinical Interviews
Self-Report Measures
Behavioral Avoidance Tests
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
In Vivo Exposure: Overcoming Fear of External Situations
Interoceptive Exposure: Overcoming Fear of Internal Sensations
Typical Problems
Cognitive Strategies
Self-Regulation Strategies Reconceptualized
Spouse or Significant Other Involvement in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Summary
Study Questions
References
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Prevalence
Financial and Social Costs
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Structured Clinical Interviews
Self-Report Measures
Observational Measures
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Individual Behavioral Treatment
Cognitive Interventions
Biological Interventions
Group Interventions
Family Interventions
Summary
Study Questions
References
Sexual Disorders
Sexual Desire and Arousal Disorders
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Sexual Desire Disorders
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Assessment Scales and Methods
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Sexual Desire Disorders
Sexual Arousal Disorders
Combination Approaches
Sexual Dysfunction among Gay Men
Summary
Study Questions
References
Orgasmic Disorders
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Sexual Development
Defining Sexual Dysfunctions
Prevalence Estimates of Sexual Dysfunction
Prevalence Estimates of Male Orgasmic Disorders
Prevalence Estimates of Female Orgasmic Disorders
Categories of Orgasmic Disorders
Anorgasmia
Premature Ejaculation
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Assessment Scales
Special Considerations in Assessment
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Anorgasmic Disorders
Premature Ejaculation
Summary
Study Questions
References
Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Bulimia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa
Atypical Eating Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder
Prevalence
Prognosis
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Structured Clinical Interviews
Self-Report Questionnaires
Computerized Assessment Methods
Observational Methods
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Bulimia Nervosa
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment
Advanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Research
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Nutrition Therapy
Pharmacological Treatment
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Anorexia Nervosa
Behavior Therapy
Behavioral Family Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment
Pharmacological Treatment
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Binge Eating Disorders
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment
Pharmacological Treatment
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Atypical Eating Disorders
Summary
Study Questions
References
Personality Disorders
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV Criteria
Prevalence
Cost
Implications for Social Work
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Self-Report Methods
Semistructured Assessment
Multidimensional Structured Interview
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Treatment Prognosis
Pharmacological Treatments
Individual Therapies
Group Therapies
Community Prevention and Intervention Models
Family Therapies
Summary
Study Questions
References
Borderline Personality Disorder
Overview of the Problem
Operational Definitions of the Problem
Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment
Self-Report Methods
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Psychopharmacological Treatments
Individual Therapies
Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Therapies
Cognitive Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Marital/Couple/Family Therapies
Summary
Study Questions
References
Conclusions
The Role for Social Workers in the Managed Health Care System: A Model for Evidence-Based Practice
Overview of the Problem
Managed Health Care
Psychosocial Treatment Configuration
Worker and Client Characteristics
Professionals versus Paraprofessionals
Worker Characteristics
Treatment Components
Length of Therapy
Behavior Acquisition
Evidence-Based Approaches to Intervention
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment
Implementation of Change Strategy: Level of Intervention
Macrolevel Intervention
Relapse Prevention
Analysis of Social Work Practice: Economic Perspective
Cost Analysis
Cost Benefits
Cost Effectiveness
Evaluation Summary
Profiling the Clinical Social Worker
Study Questions
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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